Corporate Sponsors

As the expression goes, “it takes a village.”  The ECenter continues to be successful because of the generous contributions from corporations that help provide funding and services in critical areas of ideas, innovation, and entrepreneurship.


If you would like to learn more about some of the ECenter’s needs and options, please email Director Ian Grant.

In Appreciation of Our Corporate Sponsors


Raka Logo

Raka Creative is a Portsmouth, NH-based award winning digital agency for clients of all sizes.  Founded by a UNH alum during his undergraduate years, Raka provides marketing consulting and productive services to the ECenter community. In addition, Raka was a sponsor of the 2016 Summer Seed Grant.

catchfire creative

CatchFire Creative is a Portsmouth, NH and Brooklyn, NY-based full-service creative agency specializing in branding, web design and development, and social media marketing. Founded by a UNH alum, CatchFire provides consulting and productive services to the ECenter community.

Kennebunk Savings

Kennebunk Savings provides personal banking and business banking based on the principle that the better they get to know you, the more useful they can be. Kennebunk Savings was also a co-sponsor of the 2016 Summer Seed Grant and the 2016 Speaker Series.

Datawatch, based in Bedford, MA,  invented self-service data preparation.  Twenty years ago their Datawatch Monarch product was introduced to solve the vexing data challenge of the time – unlocking mainframe print spool data so it could be used for other analytic tasks.  And over the years, although the types of “dark data” formats have evolved, their core mission has never wavered – allow ordinary people to achieve extraordinary results with any data. Datawatch was a sponsor of the 2016 Hackathon. 


IBM Watson Analytics offers users the benefits of advanced analytics without the complexity. A smart data discovery service available on the cloud, it guides data exploration, automates predictive analytics and enables effortless dashboard and infographic creation. You can get answers and new insights to make confident decisions in minutes—all on your own. IBM Watson Analytics co-sponsored the 2016 Hackathon with their donation of Watson Analytics software. 


SMILE media, LLC is a website design, development and digital marketing agency based in Dover, NH. They work with a diverse group of marketing, design and software development staff dedicated to maximizing business performance through progressive thinking, technology efficiencies and analytics. SMILE’s team of experts brings their collective knowledge and experience together to learn about and advance clients' business models in order to develop applications that maximize their strengths and energize their goals. SMILE has generously donated consulting to UNH students, alumni, faculty, staff, and researchers. Contact the ECenter for details.